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James William Kendall

James William Kendall was American manufacturing company executive. Member of Rotary Club.


  • Kendall, James William was born on June 9, 1932 in Ashland, Kentucky, United States. Son of J. William and Mary Lee (Wright) Kendall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1954.


    • Business manager Review Public Company, Indianapolis, 1960—1962. Sales manager Electrical Metals Corporation, 1962—1963. Assistant advertising manager American United Life Insurance Company, 1963—1966.

      Special accounts manager Arvinyl Division, Arvin Industries, Columbus, 1966—1974. Vice president market development, 1974—1977. Vice president, personnel Metals, 1977—1985.

      Vice president community relations, 1986—1995. Retired, 1986; board directors Arvin Foundation, Columbus, since 1978. Chair gift committee.

      Vice chairman S. Central Private Industry Council, 1984—1985. Chairman, 1986—1987, Columbus Enterprise Development Corporation. Secretary-treasurer Junior Achievement Bartholomew County, 1991—1995.

      Director Columbus Regional Hospital Federation, 1993—1995. President, board directors Columbus Distinguished Visitors Series, Columbus, 1978—1979, Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation, Columbus, 1978—1979, United Way Bartholomew County, Columbus, 1979—1980, Columbus Foundation Youth, 1986. Trustee The Nature Conservancy (Indiana chapter).

      Chairman Indiana Council Economic Education. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955-1957.


    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.


    Member of Rotary Club.



    Tennis, sailing, civic activities, reading.


    • Married Mary Ann Smith, June 26, 1955. Children: Susan Lupton, Thomas Fairchild, James William, Sally Annual.
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    • 1954
      DePauw University
    • 1960 - 1962
      Business manager, Review Public Company
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      sales manager, Electrical Metals Corporation
    • 1963 - 1966
      assistant, advertising manager American United Life Insurance Company
    • 1966 - 1974
      special accounts manager, Arvinyl Division
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      vice president, market development
    • 1977 - 1985
      vice president
    • 1978
      board director, s Arvin Foundation
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      vice chairman, S. Central Private Industry Council
    • 1986 - 1995
      vice president, community relations
    • 1986
    • 1986 - 1987
    • 1991 - 1995
      secretary-treasurer Junior Achievement Bartholomew County
    • 1993 - 1995
      director, Columbus Regional Hospital Federation
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